WVM - The End Is Only the Beginning EP
Electrorock, Electro 'The End Is Only The Beginning' is the first official release by David Alvarez' WVM. The EP has been mixed by Sean Beavan who worked on Marilyn Manson's 'Antichrist Superstar' and 'Mechanical Animals' as well as Nine Inch Nails' 'The Downward Spiral'. Featured are also Chris Venna (Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson) and Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Cirle) on drums.

Despite some involvement of people around Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, I would still say that Zeromancer is the father, son and the Holy Ghost in terms similarities. Heavy drums and guitars surrounded by electronic sounds and amazing vocals. Even though, being an electrohead, I have somewhat of a trouble with guitars in many cases, this lands somewhere in the strange and mysterious land where both electroheads and metalheads are able to appreciate it, the way Rammstein was able to bring the two frontlines together to shake hands and sing songs together a few years back. The living example would be that I gave my younger brother (who is a metalhead) a listen to this EP and he liked it, and I love it. Finding a common musical ground with my brother is rare. The whole EP feels borderless and accessible, even though far from mainstream. It's some kind of abominational mixture of a Scandinavian (especially Norway and my own country Sweden) and American electrorock sound that intrigues me.

I'm going to cut the crap guys, no wannabe poetic words, I'll give it to you straight up. This is truly the shit and 'The End Is Only The Beginning' is absolutely the most surprising release for me of 2012. Here's finally an EP in the way an EP should be. There are no two tracks and gazillion remixes of those two tracks, no, there's four original kick-ass tunes and that's it. It leaves you shaken, stirred and everything in between.

My guess is that an album is planned for 2013 and this EP alone makes that one of my most anticipated releases for next year. All four tracks, "Black Sun", "For A Better Tomorrow", "Escapism" and "When Universes Collide", are truly amazing and if WVM is able to multiple that into an album, we will be looking at a true candidate for album of the year.

'The End Is Only The Beginning' is out tomorrow (when this is written) on Bandcamp and other digital music stores. And you will buy this. There's no label backing it up, it's a self release, so I'm not fucking around. Buy it.
5
Brutal Resonance

WVM - The End Is Only the Beginning EP

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2012
'The End Is Only The Beginning' is the first official release by David Alvarez' WVM. The EP has been mixed by Sean Beavan who worked on Marilyn Manson's 'Antichrist Superstar' and 'Mechanical Animals' as well as Nine Inch Nails' 'The Downward Spiral'. Featured are also Chris Venna (Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson) and Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Cirle) on drums.

Despite some involvement of people around Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, I would still say that Zeromancer is the father, son and the Holy Ghost in terms similarities. Heavy drums and guitars surrounded by electronic sounds and amazing vocals. Even though, being an electrohead, I have somewhat of a trouble with guitars in many cases, this lands somewhere in the strange and mysterious land where both electroheads and metalheads are able to appreciate it, the way Rammstein was able to bring the two frontlines together to shake hands and sing songs together a few years back. The living example would be that I gave my younger brother (who is a metalhead) a listen to this EP and he liked it, and I love it. Finding a common musical ground with my brother is rare. The whole EP feels borderless and accessible, even though far from mainstream. It's some kind of abominational mixture of a Scandinavian (especially Norway and my own country Sweden) and American electrorock sound that intrigues me.

I'm going to cut the crap guys, no wannabe poetic words, I'll give it to you straight up. This is truly the shit and 'The End Is Only The Beginning' is absolutely the most surprising release for me of 2012. Here's finally an EP in the way an EP should be. There are no two tracks and gazillion remixes of those two tracks, no, there's four original kick-ass tunes and that's it. It leaves you shaken, stirred and everything in between.

My guess is that an album is planned for 2013 and this EP alone makes that one of my most anticipated releases for next year. All four tracks, "Black Sun", "For A Better Tomorrow", "Escapism" and "When Universes Collide", are truly amazing and if WVM is able to multiple that into an album, we will be looking at a true candidate for album of the year.

'The End Is Only The Beginning' is out tomorrow (when this is written) on Bandcamp and other digital music stores. And you will buy this. There's no label backing it up, it's a self release, so I'm not fucking around. Buy it. Nov 12 2012

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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